Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Few more projects to share

So let me explain - obviously this is a "before picture" but what is it? Well it's a cd holder actually that I found when I was out and about - but I saw something else.

This past Christmas I was on a roll - I was going to get all of my Christmas shopping done early. I found the PERFECT doll house for my daughter! I was thrilled! I always wanted a doll house when I was a little girl - and since that didn't happen for me I was determined it was going to happen for my daughter. So when I saw it online - I ordered it!

Well a week or so later guess what - the doll house came. When I answered the door my daughter was right behind me and the doll house box was in full view. They did not put it in any sort of "hidden" box - nope it came in a box with a HUGE picture on the front showcasing this doll house. She was thrilled- I was heartbroken! I knew in that moment it would have to go back because Santa could no longer bring it to her unless I wanted to have the "talk" with her early :( So back went the doll house.

Fast forward to me seeing this little case and the creative juices started flowing....here's what I came up with.

A grouping of the pieces:

The table was also "unfinished" I painted it white to match and then "dressed" it up with pattern paper from GCD Studios.

This bed makes me giggle! It was an old pinewood derby car before - not even joking! Look at it now - isn't it so cute! I couldn't resist adding in a little rug for the cat - oh my Mom would be so proud to see me crocheting (thanks Mom for being so patient with me - see I did learn LOL)

Here's a close up of one of the chairs:

I also have a little mini book to share. I have been wanting to create a little book about myself for a while now. I think it's important to scrapbook about yourself - and if you are anything like me you often forget to do it.

Here's my little mini book using the "Artsy Urban" line from GCD Studios (I {Heart} this line - not even kidding!)

The inside pages tuck into the book and the book closes - this picture is kind of small but you get the point:

Here's a close up of one of the pages. I really wanted to focus on my journaling on these pages:

Well the laundry is not going to do itself I guess - so I better get to it. Have a super day everyone and thanks for stopping by :)


DonnaMundinger said...

What's wrong with these people sending stuff like that and spoiling surprises? Well, I see you definitely made the BEST of it. How simply ADORABLE is this?! Bet your daughter is over the moon. Love your personal album too. Great idea and lovely work. xxD

Renee' Dezember said...

I was heartbroken with you at Christmas - can't believe the surprise was runined :( BUT NOW LOOK WHAT SHE GETS - it turned out adorable and Camryn thinks so too - she wants one...I told her to give you a call and ask for one! lol LOVE your projects - they turned out AMAZING!!!

JustYolie said...

Ah nothing but cuteness! Nice mini album too!

Lisa said...

WOW!!! Your talent amazes me! The doll house could not be any cuter and the mini book is outstanding.

Nikki said...

WOW WOW WOW!! What a great doll house and that mini book is amazing!
Hugs, Nikki

Pam said...

These projects are stunning!! I wish I had 1/2 your talent!

Chad said...

All your projects are way too cute, Ashlee will love the doll house! I love the mini book. You continue to amaze me every single day. You are simply amazing!


Creative Momma said...

Aww, that is so adorable.. I love all your beautiful details.. I had a doll house as a child and it was the best toy I had...it's a shame your surprise was ruined but this turned out so perfect...

Janneke Smit said...

doll house is sooo adorable!

MjDidDoIt said...

OH MY GOD!!! I love that little house!!! I see so many possibilities!! You could make her a whole village!! It is beautiful!!

Juliana said...

These projects are seriously awesome and I love that doll house!!! Congrats on making GCD Studious DT!